(Rolling) Business Generalist

About Holocene

Holocene is pioneering a novel approach to direct air capture (DAC) that can be a robust, scalable, and affordable route to significantly reduce atmospheric CO2 levels and directly combat climate change. Our mission lies in our namesake, the Holocene Epoch, or the last ~12,000 years of Earth’s history where our global climate and atmospheric CO2 levels were remarkably stable and hospitable.

Holocene is a collection of DAC industry veterans and engineers who have designed, built, and scaled the industry over the past decade - starting from the very first DAC plant in the world. We are pioneering a next-generation pathway to deliver well below $100/tonne CO2 removal - the industry ambition - by applying proprietary organic chemistry, scalable industrial technology, and creative engineering solutions.

Why DAC? According to the IPCC, the world's leading scientific voice on climate change, humanity must directly remove more than 10 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere annually by 2050, and in perpetuity, to meet global net zero ambitions.

For context, that is an industry 1,000,000 times larger than today's current direct air capture industry. We are embarking on a journey to create a net-new, trillion-dollar industry that moves more physical mass than the entire oil & gas industry today. Speed, scale, and safety are paramount.

We are fortunate to be supported by some of the most thoughtful climate programs and funders in the world -- including Breakthrough Energy Fellows, Elon Musk Foundation’s XPRIZE, the U.S. Department of Energy, Frontier Climate (Stripe, Shopify), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and more.

About the role

Designing, developing, and deploying a new hardware technology – along with scaling a company from the ground up – presents challenges and opportunities across all aspects of business building.

We are always excited to meet talented, passionate, and motivated individuals who could strengthen our team and help make a meaningful dent in combatting climate change. Within Holocene’s business functions, these skillsets could look like this:

  • A strong sales leader who has a knack for storytelling and relationship building and is comfortable selling future commitments while navigating complex sales cycles
  • A talented operations manager who can intuitively see opportunities for efficiency and process improvement and both quickly + effectively roll out those improvements across a fast-moving and diverse company
  • An experienced financier who understands hardware financing and scale-up and is able to strategically leverage finance to strengthen both a company and its assets
  • An intuitive and ambitious marketer who embraces new markets and challenges while delivering the nuance and differentiation needed within a fast-growing competitive landscape
  • An empathetic, honest, and authentic people leader who can thrive in numerous people functions – from hiring to culture to HR blocking and tackling – a listener and advocate
  • A savvy and strategic procurement leader who understands hardware and chemical markets, brings a depth of network and experience, and understands the criticality of sourcing and delivery

We value teammates who take ownership of their work, lead with curiosity, are excited to work on fast-paced technology development, love to work in an interdisciplinary team, are comfortable making decisions with incomplete information, demonstrate a high adversity quotient, and want to contribute to a meaningful climate change solution.

This application is evaluated on a rolling basis – meaning the range of skills and experiences we are open to considering is quite broad.

During the application process, you’ll have an opportunity to briefly share why you are excited about Holocene and what specific skills and experiences you would bring to the position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant training or professional experience within the fields of business, sales, marketing, finance, project development, people/human resources, go-to-market, operations, customer success, procurement, strategy and analytics, or equivalent

Bonus Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the carbon removal and carbon markets space
  • Experience working with hardware or hard-tech companies or assets
  • Experience within a startup or fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
Benefits & Compensation
  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Meaningful equity participation

Business Development

Remote (United States)

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